PALATKA, Fla. -- An undercover drug sting led to the arrest of two suspects and removed $23,000 worth of cocaine from the streets of Putnam County.
Detectives with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office and Agents with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) wrapped up an undercover investigation Friday that resulted in the seizure of 636 grams of cocaine, according to a release from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.
Kenneth Grimsley, 45, and 36-year-old Raymond Bryant were arrested in a Publix parking lot in Palatka as they allegedly attempted to sell cocaine.
Sheriff Jeff Hardy said, "I am sincerely appreciative of the effort these Detectives and Agents undertook to get this cocaine off our streets. I am also pleased with the relationship we have with the DEA and am proud to work alongside all of these outstanding law enforcement officers."
Grimsley and Bryant were charged with trafficking in cocaine and are being held without bond in the Putnam County Jail. If convicted, the charges carry a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison.
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